That period of life when what was so relevant isn't as relevant. Lighten Up!
Loving the images on her blog … it is so my era, and an era that does not exist any longer. It evaporated along the way, and that was okay with me too when I was at the height of my young adult years. I have my own adult daughters now with adult daughters of their own. And then there is my mother. What a conundrum! So many different generations, each with their own ideas about how it ‘should’ be, ‘could’ be and then there is the reality of how it is. Although I’m not even sure that is a reality as much as thoughts not well expressed, not in context with the eras of past, present and a future not yet determined. Sometimes I think the passing era would have been useful to
Vintage ad Reynolds Wrap 1954
Mid century mothers and daughters were clearly tied together not only by their apron strings but the same set of cultural expectations. Not only did they share darling matching outfits but the same sunny enthusiasm for household chores.
And why not?
If Mom was queen, sis was certainly the princess! Vintage Frigidaire Refrigerator Ad 1960
The post war homemaker’s life was a breeze full of carefree living, going about her household tasks smiling as if she hadn’t a care in the world. It was a life of self polishing ease, a wash n wear world of no scrubbing no stooping no bending and absolutely …..no complaining.
Vintage Ad GE Washer 1962
With everything so automatic, it was automatically assumed that like mother like daughter she’d seamlessly follow in moms domestic high-heeled footsteps.
Life was a breeze, sitting while ironing . Rhythmic restful…
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